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San Francisco Bay Area Historical Images

Rick Prelinger

Contains historical moving images of San Francisco and the Bay Area. Materials are sourced from Prelinger Archives and other Internet Archive collections.
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Prelinger Archives
by Miles Brothers
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DV25 version (editable quality) of the famous film. Feel free to reedit/recombine/remix. Please consider uploading your derivative works to Internet Archive. This version was transferred from a new 35mm print made from a restored 35mm negative, which was made from our 1906-era 35mm print. The frameroll problem seen in other versions has been fixed.
( 17 reviews )
Topics: san francisco, earthquakes, 1906, market street, cities, urban history, lost landscapes, traffic
Prelinger Archives
by Edison (Thomas A.)
46,846
29
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Cleaning up downtown San Francisco after the conflagration.
( 11 reviews )
Topics: Earthquakes: San Francisco, 1906, San Francisco: Disasters
Prelinger Archives
by N/A
32,199
19
8
Views of destruction taken from a vehicle moving east down Market Street.
( 8 reviews )
Topics: Earthquakes: San Francisco, 1906, San Francisco: Disasters
Prelinger Archives
21,163
16
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Amateur pictures, including aerials and color shot from ground level, of the San Francisco World's Fair on Treasure Island.
( 2 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs: San Francisco, 1939-40, Amateur films
Prelinger Archives
by N/A
11,758
10
3
Scenes on opening day.
( 3 reviews )
Topic: San Francisco: Infrastructure
Prelinger Archives
by N/A
9,966
7
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Riding down Market Street to inspect the destruction.
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Earthquakes: San Francisco, 1906, San Francisco: Disasters
Prelinger Archives
9,464
13
3
Silent black and white footage of San Francisco, presumably from the late 1920's or early 1930's.
( 3 reviews )
Topics: San Francisco: Scenics: Historical, Transportation: Cable cars, Landscapes: Cultural
Community Video
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2
0
"Shot in the years after the great earthquake and fire which leveled The City, Twin Peaks Tunnel was intended to promote the development of Western portions of San Francisco. Twin Peaks Tunnel was shot by the Pathescope film company for a local real estate firm. It documents construction of what was then claimed to be the longest municipal tunnel in the world. The film includes footage of the construction of the tunnel and the clearing of Sutro Forest, as well as development of the West...
Topics: Twin Peaks Tunnel, San Francisco, Sutro Forest, Castro Street, Western Portal, Subway, Municipal...
Prelinger Archives
5,939
5
6
This is an uncompressed HD version of the famous film. Not all machines and players can successfully play this film. It is suggested that you determine compatibility before attempting this massive download. A high-quality (DV25) version that may be easier to work with is located here: http://www.archive.org/details/TripDownMarketStreetrBeforeTheFire This file was made by SpyPost in San Francisco in fall 2010 from a new 35mm print made from a new duplicate negative made by Film Technology...
( 6 reviews )
Topics: san francisco, earthquakes, 1906, market street, cities, urban history, lost landscapes, traffic
Prelinger Archives
by Universal Newsreel
5,115
10
3
Universal Newsreel story (undated) showing Harry Partch conducting a student performance of his music on his instruments at Mills College, Oakland, California, probably late 1950s.
( 3 reviews )
Topics: music, modernism, avant-garde, experimental, Harry Partch, Mills College, instrumenta
Rick Prelinger presents "Lost Landscapes of San Francisco" event, an eclectic montage of lost and rarely seen film clips showing life, landscapes and labor in a vanished San Francisco as captured by amateurs, newsreel cameramen and industrial filmmakers. How we remember and record the past reveals much about how we address the future. Rick Prelinger collects the uncollected and makes it accessible. Since 1983 Rick has been collecting ephemeral films: advertising, educational,...